Psychotherapy and Counselling
Clients embark on therapy to explore their past, their current situation or the future. Person-centred therapy enables the person to develop their understanding of what is troubling them. This process is facilitated by providing a non-judgemental safe environment that is centred on trust and respect for the client.
My intention is to put the client at the heart of the endeavour, I will work with what is important to the person and follow their lead and pace. While the client is central I am there too and it is through the relationship we create that insight, learning and change can occur.
I know from client feedback and my own personal experience that there can sometimes be many obstacles to overcome before embarking on counselling. For most of us it can feel like a big deal to share our story with someone who initially is a complete stranger. I hope that in some small way the information included in my website might help you on your path and would invite you to meet with me for an initial 50 minute consultation during which time we can discuss your needs and if I am the right person to help. If you are wondering how person-centred counselling could actually help you, here is a snap shot of the kind of things clients have said to me.
“Talking through my difficulties with someone who is not involved or has a particular view on my situation or who judges me enables me to see things more clearly.”
“Talking things through has enabled me to make the changes that I want and need to make in my life.”
“Talking has enabled me to feel less isolated, this is the first time I have shared this with anyone and I feel lighter for that.”
“Getting all these thoughts out of my head and in to words has lessened the muddle I feel about my situation.”
“I feel you have valued me, the decisions and choices I have made which helps me to feel OK about those choices.”